• von Pete Dexter
  • Sprecher: Tom Stechschulte
  • 14 Std. 45 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch


Warren Spooner was born after a prolonged delivery in a makeshift delivery room in a doctor's office in Milledgeville, Georgia, on the first Saturday of December, 1956. His father died shortly afterward, long before Spooner had even a memory of his face, and was replaced eventually by a once-brilliant young naval officer, Calmer Ottosson, recently court-martialed out of service.This is the story of the lifelong tie between the two men, poles apart, of Spooner's troubled childhood, troubled adolescence, violent and troubled adulthood, and Calmer Ottosson's inexhaustible patience, undertaking a life-long struggle to salvage his step-son, a man he will never understand.



"The rambunctious narrative is filled with hilarious scenes, including a naval burial at sea that goes horribly awry, a literary luncheon featuring Spooner and Margaret Truman that ends with a stampede of little old ladies, and a misguided act of vengeance that backfires and puts Spooner in the hospital. The novel's premise - that life is one big vale of tears and that writing about it wittily and exuberantly is the best one can do - might not work in real life, but it pays off in spades for Dexter and his tragicomically conflicted alter ego." (Publishers Weekly)


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Dieses Buch hat mir sehr gut gefallen. Ich durfte Spooner von seiner schweren Geburt durch sein Leben begleiten.
Auch wenn man Spooner manchmal zum Mond schießen möchte, so ist er dennoch sehr liebenswürdig beschrieben und man kann ihm immer verzeihen. Ein sehr interessantes Verhältnis zu seinem Stiefvater; sehr subtil beschrieben.

Der Sprecher ist top! 5 Extra Sterne für den Sprecher!
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- drahtbeen

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 24.09.2009
  • Verlag: Recorded Books